The Armoury has just tapped one of the OG’s of “High Vintage”, Nigel Cabourn, for their latest jean and like most Nigel pieces it’s great—but it’s certainly not for everyone.
The Armoury by Nigel Cabourn is a once-washed Japanese-made denim based on a vintage example from the Nigel Cabourn Japanese archive. Chosen for its inherent unevenness in texture and character, it was then recreated in a 12.5oz. unsanforized Japanese denim constructed of random 5-7 count yarns for the warp with no consistency of distribution throughout the fabric in an effort to achieve a similar 3D quality found in the original. The classic styling to the jean, such as its mid-rise, regular fitting thigh that tapers through the leg, 5-pocket design, button fly, chain-stitched seams, greenline selvedge, and copper rivets are met with the one detail that makes this jean ideal for a specific clientele: clients of The Armoury. The intention of all Armoury collaborations is to offer new products that can be worn by their customers and with their tailoring, if you were hoping for Nigel’s more typical roomy fit, this pair, unfortunately, isn’t for you.
Available for $370 at The Armoury